When I first glanced at the title of this pipe, I was expecting some manner of hybrid between the Cobra and Tomato shapes. As it turns out, the "hood" in question is actually more of a draping shroud, or a mushroom cap. This is, I have to say, a more original idea; who would have thought of taking a shape element typically associated with the Calabash and applying it to a shape, the squat Tomato, that is about as close to the exact opposite of a Calabash as one can think of? The most low-slung of shapes meets a design cue from the most sinuous, and best of all, the resulting combination works out to be very natural.
- Eric N. Squires